I profoundly disagree. The site is unreliable with ads, so it is not just a nuisance, it is a disability. You're probably ripped off being gold more than a non, because you're really not getting any real value for your money. It's their fault the site doesn't work well enough with ads, so why is it really fair for you to pay for it? They are the ones designing it as a POS for their own benefit.Quote: boymimbo
Overall, I really enjoy playing VP without the ads, so I pay the membership as it keeps me out of a casino. Non-golds place in contests, so I am sure that the VP.com isn't trying to rip you off. 9/30 are in the "money" for the contests at this moment, and 3 of the top 7 in the 7 Star are non-golds.
The ads of course come from a third party provider and rely on the links to that site to load ads so of course the page loads will be noticeably slower and will dominate the download content and make your experience alot slower.
The pay tables were never able to be changed for me, the capability never was an option. Personally I think the site has a conflict of interest. They advertise the site to help people learn to play video poker, but really don't do a good job. They make more money having people make mistakes in casinos, than they would having the right tools available on the website. What else stops them from offering training guides on all the games? They are not clear about this in any way, shape, and form in their advertising.
They're too smart to be so stupid. I'm not going to pretend these things are happy accidents.
I have no problem as Gold using training mode on about 1/2 of their games, including all of the most common ones. And yes, you can change the pay tables, under Game Play settings at the bottom of the game page.
I won't be renewing.
Complaining to the site gets me nowhere. They use an excuse certain ads are the problem, or your operating system, or having multiple tabs open, or use an iPad. I was bold and asked for a free upgrade to silver( which removes ads), and was not given it. I will keep asking and keep complaining until the ads are removed from contests or the games run fairly with ads. The site running the contests this way is clearly illegal and I wonder how long they'll keep up this arrogant defiance of the law. I've had no choice but to complain to the FTC about the whole mess, but don't know what will come of it.